Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mock DUI brings message to Fife High School Students

TFD was pleased to participate in a "mock" driving under the influence (DUI) demonstration today at Fife High School. At 1:00 p.m. a 9-1-1 call reporting a motor vehicle crash rang out over a sound system signifying the start of the simulated incident. The scenario:  A head-on two car motor vehicle crash caused by an inebriated high school driver. The outcome: one patient trapped in their car requiring the door to be cut off to free them, one patient being transported by helicopter to an area hospital, one occupant dying at the scene, and one person arrested for driving under the influence.

Following the Every 15 Minutes program format, Fife Police Department coordinated the demonstration and participating agencies included Tacoma Fire Department, Airlift Northwest and the Pierce County Medical Examiner office. With high school students celebrating at their prom and graduation parties over the next few weeks our message is simple: PLEASE - DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!